Our community mental health teams work with patients to develop recovery goals and offer continuity of care. They will assess the needs of the patient to make sure the treatment provided is personalised. They also offer more intensive care when people need it most and help patients to work towards greater independence in managing health and wellbeing

The team treat people with short-term mental health issues and after a period they will be referred back to their general practitioner (GP) when their condition has improved. Some people may need specialist care and will remain with the team for a longer period for ongoing treatment, care and monitoring.

Community mental health teams provide mental healthcare 

  • To give advice to other professionals on the management of mental health problems -providing advice to primary care, such as GP surgeries, and making sure appropriate referrals are made.
  • Providing treatment and care for those with short-term mental health issues who can benefit from specialist interventions.
  • Providing treatment and care for those with more complex needs.

For people who haven’t ever had any contact with one of our community services, referrals can be made by a GP, social services or other health professionals. You can also contact our Single Point of Access Team 

However, if people have had previous contact with the team, they are welcome to call us to discuss any difficulties or concerns they might have.

The CMHTs will usually arrange to see people in their own homes by appointment and are not able to offer a walk-in service. 

The CMHTs will usually arrange to see people in their own homes by appointment and are not able to offer a walk-in service. 

The service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

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